I have here an onion and a little cheese and a few scraps of bread," said Sancho, "but they are not victuals fit
for a valiant knight like your worship.
Having been somewhat refreshed with the sleep I had had, and the fit being entirely off, I got up; and though the fright and terror of my dream was very great, yet I considered that the fit of the ague would return again the next day, and now was my time to get something to refresh and support myself when I should be ill; and the first thing I did, I filled a large square case-bottle with water, and set it upon my table, in reach of my bed; and to take off the chill or aguish disposition of the water, I put about a quarter of a pint of rum into it, and mixed them together.
Be that, however, one way or the other, when I awaked I found myself exceedingly refreshed, and my spirits lively and cheerful; when I got up I was stronger than I was the day before, and my stomach better, for I was hungry; and, in short, I had no fit the next day, but continued much altered for the better.
This evening I renewed the medicine, which I had supposed did me good the day before - the tobacco steeped in rum; only I did not take so much as before, nor did I chew any of the leaf, or hold my head over the smoke; however, I was not so well the next day, which was the first of July, as I hoped I should have been; for I had a little spice of the cold fit, but it was not much.
I missed the fit for good and all, though I did not recover my full strength for some weeks after.
The repentance of her lover at the Bath, and how brought by the just alarm of his fit
of sickness to abandon her; the just caution given there against even the lawful intimacies of the dearest friends, and how unable they are to preserve the most solemn resolutions of virtue without divine assistance; these are parts which, to a just discernment, will appear to have more real beauty in them all the amorous chain of story which introduces it.
Poor Lady Arbella watches all these sights, and feels that this New World is fit only for rough and hardy people.
He felt himself fit for the New World and for the work that he had to do, and set himself resolutely to accomplish it.
Who taught him to laugh at whatever is virtuous and decent, and fit and right in the nature of things?
And I repeat to you again, if it was a fit thing to be proud, I might claim the honour of having infused that idea.